Mikaels "garage"

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Mikaels "garage"

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This is my current fleet:
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The C5 is an SX model with optional Leather/Ambiance pack, 2 liter 136hp EW10J4 engine with the manual box. Only one previous owner and Its an ´04, so it has the stainless exhaust and superior :) drive by wire throttle.
About 100k uk miles on it, the interior is in very good condition. The exterior needs some work though, some "pensioner" scuffs on the bumpers and a door repainted in the wrong shade of silver. Planning to get some replacements from the scrappies next summer, now my pal is soon going into winter hibernation. (And yes I've lost a hubcap in the first pic, that´ll be the third one :cry: )
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Ahh yes the Volvo.. Recently purchased because I didn't want to drive the C5 in the winter salt and I want to try this ancient fangled thing of rear wheel drive (did someone say snow skids?? 8-[ )
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Nice Volvo, I do like the old estates of theirs. If you like it try to get hold of one of their 5 cylinders one day, by far Volvos greatest engines and a very satisfying drive.
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elma wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 09:09
Nice Volvo, I do like the old estates of theirs. If you like it try to get hold of one of their 5 cylinders one day, by far Volvos greatest engines and a very satisfying drive.


My Focus has a turbocharged Volvo 5-pot in it :)

My first experience of turbocharged cars was a Volvo 240GLT Turbo. Hilarious thing. You could measure the turbo lag in seconds! Worse, even than my Saab 900 8v Turbo.
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The sound of five cylinder engines is something truly unique. There's a late 90s VW Transporter with the five pot diesel that VW had for a while that passes by our house every day. Scruffy as anything, but still makes a lovely noise as it thrumms away up the hill.

Have to admit that Volvo are one of the very few manufacturers who I'd consider a new car from these days, yet to be in one I didn't like.
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But don't Volvo buy the 5-pot from Audi?
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Yep, those 5-bangers are lovely, had one in my 850
myglaren wrote:
15 Oct 2017, 20:24
But don't Volvo buy the 5-pot from Audi?


No, it was a completely new engine family of 4, 5 and 6-cylinder petrol engines launched in the early 90´s.
The straight-6 replaced the (for Volvo) unsuccessful PRV V6 in the 960. The 4-pot was only used in the first gen S40/V40.
BUT the diesel 850/S70 had a 5-cyl TDI diesel from Audi/VW.
Another fun fact, up until recently Volvo had TRANSVERSE mounted straight sixes :?. This engine was also found in the LandRover Freelander II, since its a cousin to the XC60.
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Thanks - I have been misinformed then.
Pleased to hear it is home-grown :)

I did hear that when Volvo released the 850s that they had said it was the last engine they would design and develop themselves as the cost of doing so was astronomical for such a small manufacturer.
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Crikey, i have not posted here for a long time..

The fleet is at the moment:

WCF the 2004 C5 Berline is still here (might not sell it ever :-D ), But has become, a nice summer "retro" car
Daily duties has been taken over by my impulse bought 2017 Suzuki Ignis 4wd (i now work at a Suzuki dealer)
At the moment i also have a C5 II berline i've fixed up, (bought for 80£)

Some newer pictures of my C5 I:
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Note the new 17" wheels an driving lights :mrgreen:
The BX on the left was my BX16RS 1988 with cat and carburator (!) purchased for 100£ in april.
Sadly stolen by some lowlife and set fire too :twisted: :twisted: I lost many spares and Citroën repair handbooks in it too :cry:
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That Volvo i had in 2017 is the worst car i've had, it died on me already on 21 December.
Many cold tows back and forth to the community garage, i checked everything (i thought) and fired all of the parts cannons on it..
Later i sold it to a colleague, he at last found that the cat was blocked..

In 2018 i had a nice BX19 GTi 8v i sold it to Finland (!). Wish i still had it :(
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The less than 100k miles £80 C5 II (bad steering rack, leaking like a siv)
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I will hang around more in the Citroën forum from now :)
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Soo, I sold the Suzuki because it was too expensive to insure 75£/month, aaand i could'nt live with the bouncy suspension :lol:
And i just sold the C5 to a friend before that..

So what did i buy now?
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It is a mk1 Xantia 1.9TD SX 1996
Only 120000km ~75000miles !!
Rust free 8-) 8-)

But it's been hit by a reindeer..
Put new headlamps on it and drove 510km home.
Came with new bumper, wing and grille, my colleague is going to repaint them (we have a body shop at work)
The guy i got it from has a new bonnet in the right colour, ill get it next time im visitiong my family down south.